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February 1973

Intraoperative Fiberoptic ColonoscopyLocalization of Nonpalpable Colonic Lesions

Author Affiliations

New York
From the Department of Surgery, Jewish Hospital and Medical Center, New York.

Arch Surg. 1973;106(2):228. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1973.01350140084024

The localization of two nonpalpable colonic lesions by intraoperative fiberoptic colonoscopy was performed. The technique permitted precise placement of the colotomy incisions and eliminated the need for either segmental resection or operative endoscopy through opened bowel to locate the lesions.